North Stars’ Bruchkowski named SIJHL Play It Again Sports Player of the Week

Photo credit: Gary Moskalyk
Photo credit: Gary Moskalyk

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Monday that Thunder Bay North Stars forward Cody Bruchkowski has been selected its Play It Again Sports Player of the Week for the period ending Oct. 13.

In a pair of outings over the weekend with Thunder Bay, the 20-year-old Cochenour, Ont., product racked up six points helping the North Stars post a two-game weekend sweep over the previously unbeaten Red Lake Miners.

Among Bruchkowski’s efforts was a single-game season-high five points Friday that featured the game-winning goal along with his initial SIJHL hat trick.

In four games since joining the club earlier this month, he has points in all of them, including five tallies, which features a pair of game-winning markers along with a power-play and shorthanded marker for league-leading Thunder Bay.

Also earning consideration for player of the week honours were Joe Collins, (F) Thief River Falls Norskies; Dalton Garcia, (F) Wisconsin Lumberjacks; Rajvir Sanga, (D) Red Lake Miners; Josh Weber, (F) Dryden GM Ice Dogs and Stone Stelzl, (F) Fort Frances Lakers.

SIJHL – Play It Again Sports Players of the Week

Week 1: Alex Bugeja, (G) Fort Frances Lakers
Week 2: Shaye Sommerfeld, (F) Red Lake Miners
Week 3: Noah Loveday, (F) Fort Frances Lakers
Week 4: Cody Bruchkowski, (F) Thunder Bay North Stars